The intrepid Zara Rutherford continues on her solo flight around the globe. Since taking off 3 weeks ago, her route has taken her across Belgium, the UK, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, America, The Caribbean Islands, The British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico and back in the USA. She crossed the border into Texas just South West of San Antonio on Thursday afternoon. Her world record attempt sponsored by Eurobond Adhesives has been difficult and complex.
Adverse weather, causing her to divert from her intended route and spending unplanned days sitting it out in remote airfields waiting for the weather to clear has slowed her progress, but she remains well ahead of schedule. Zara said “I was stuck in Quibdó (Colombia) for a couple days. I was headed towards Tumaco which is further south but decided to land at the nearest airfield as the weather was slowly worsening. Quibdó happened to be the closest airfield, it also happens to be the rainiest city on Earth… The people here were incredible and I’m very thankful for all their help!’’
Today, Friday 10th September, Zara continues her inspirational journey north to Las Cruces Airport in New Mexico. Then over the weekend on to Pheonix Arizona and Los Angeles in California. Everyone at Eurobond wishes her a safe flight.